Thousands March in Taiwan Against US Pork Imports

Thousands of people marched in Taipei’s streets to demand the reversal of a decision to permit U.S. pork imports into Taiwan due to food safety problems.

Thousands of people marched in Taipei’s streets to demand the reversal of a decision to permit U.S. pork imports into Taiwan due to food safety problems.

President Tsai Ing-wen’s administration has lifted a long-standing ban on U.S. beef and pork imports last August. 

They did this in an attempt to negotiate a possible bilateral trade agreement with the United States. 

The ban is due to be lifted in January.

This decision has been met with fierce opposition from the Kuomintang party and individual citizens. 

The established policy permit imports of pork with acceptable residues of ractopamine, which is a drug added into animal feed that promotes the growth of lean meat. 

The European Union has banned the drug, but it is legal in the United States.

This comes amid concerns globally surrounding the United States food standards.


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